As times change and people correspondingly change, motivating factors often tend to change and this is reflected in changes in most software projects. Is this true for Debian?
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The motive behind being part of Debian isn't that easily understood. The 11th and current Debian leader, Steve McIntyre, probably said it best: “Instead of people who are paid to do work as a day job, we have people around the world who are working on this because they passionately believe in what they are doing. It may not be the most efficient – we cannot promise a release every 12 months, for example, – but we have people who really want to do things like packaging etc the right way, not just working towards a deadline. We don't necessarily have to do something a particular way – we can do the right thing.”